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Can Playing Outside Cure Your ADHD?

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Spring gives us the opportunity to play outside and get our green time. By green time, we mean outside activities with lots of grass and trees and very few buildings. Studies have shown that spending time in green environments can help improve ADHD symptoms in both children and adults. One study, conducted by Taylor and Kuo, indicated…

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IEP & 504 Plan Accommodations Not Benefiting Kids with ADHD

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IEP & 504 Plan Accommodations Not Benefiting Kids with ADHD Why accommodations such as extended test time, regular breaks, and reduced distractions in the exam rooms are not working. A study published in Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal reviewed students with ADHD who have an IEP, 504 plan, or informal school accommodations.  It was discovered that accommodations such as…

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Can the Spice, Saffron, Improve ADHD Symptoms?

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There are many online discussions about which natural supplements can be used to improve ADHD symptoms. New research conducted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences is claiming that the spice, saffron, produces the same results as Ritalin in ADHD children 6-17 years old. This was a short-term study of 6 weeks with 54 patients. The researchers used…

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A Day with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is challenging.  Everyday activities can be overwhelming and difficult. A recent article in Scot Scoop, Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, discusses some of the struggles people with ADHD face. Writer, Pablo Pinilla, discusses the following tasks: Getting out of bed on timeRemembering to do your homeworkGetting to class on timeStaying focused in…

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One in three students with ADHD do not receive any support services at school

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Recently the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that over 9% of children and adolescents have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their life.  This is approximately 6 million children. However, this number only represents children that have been diagnosed.  There are likely more children with ADHD that are not diagnosed until adulthood.…

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Why Exercise Should be Part of Your Retirement Plan

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The symptoms of ADHD affect our attention, memory, and executive functioning. These symptoms may become worse as we reach retirement age. Scientists are still researching exactly what brain changes cause executive function to decline in old age.  However, studies do indicate that consistent exercise can help us delay this decline. A recent report by Medical News Today reviews…

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Retirement & ADHD. 6 Strategies That May Help You.

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Recently ADDitude Magazine shared strategies for ADHD individuals who are retiring and trying to maintain a structured and fulfilling life. How to Retire with ADHD: Structure, Stimulation, Purpose, discusses why many people who retire spend their time in the wrong places such as online shopping, daytime TV, and restaurants. The article reveals that these activities do…

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